Murals

Drew Brophy sunrise mural art painting for Links in costa mesa californiaLast month Drew painted two murals back-to-back.  It’s funny, when it rains it pours…it all happened at once.

The first mural Drew painted was for Yogurt Wave, and you can read about by clicking on the link.

The second was for a company called LINKS in Costa Mesa, CA.  Our contact there, Tom, loved Drew’s painting called SUNRISE.  He’s also an avid fisherman.  So he wanted the mural to incorporate SUNRISE and fish somehow.  Drew pulled it off nicely.

Tom also wanted the wall adjacent to the mural to have a nice faux finish that would compliment the artwork.  And there are beams in the room that he asked Drew to paint to look like a big cross.  Check out the photos to see how it all turned out, below.

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The finished mural

After all this, I wrote a piece on my blog called PAINTING A WALL MURAL – TEN WAYS TO PLEASE YOUR CLIENT.  The article is based on what I learned by watching Drew handle his mural painting and his clients.  In the end, Tom was very very happy.  And so were we!

 

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Our new clients, Yogurt Wave, came to Drew for help creating a cool atmosphere in their new store.

The owners, Kerry and Tommy, envisioned a fun spot where action-sports minded kids would want to hang out.

Drew was their man to make it happen with his vibrant, energetic artwork. First they commissioned Drew just to paint a 46′ wall mural for their location in Costa Mesa, CA. But as we started working on the sketches, they then asked Drew to re-create their logo for them.

THE MURAL:

We knew this one was going to be tricky, so we flew in expert reinforcement all the way from (more…)

eagles-in-the-city-finished-finished-eagle-painted-by-drew-brophyTHE EAGLE HAS LANDED!

It was an adventure, this Eagle painting.

Drew thought he’d have it completely painted in 2-3 days.  (It took 5.)

(Drew figured if he can paint a van in one day, he could paint an Eagle in two….)

So, the lovely Noelle Quinn, owner of HtO Surf Shop (and sponsor of this Eagle for the Charity)  flew us up to Victoria for 5 days.

We were sure that 5 days would give us plenty of time for Drew to paint the Eagle, and still have time to surf and explore this beautiful area of south west Canada.

Here’s the layout of the adventure: (more…)

Wouldn't you love to surf this tube?

Would you love to surf this tube?

Our 36′ x 15′ mural is completed, and on time!

On this last day we ran into some problems, the kind that throws Drew into a fit and makes everyone around him just quietly back away…..

First, he wasn’t entirely excited about how the foilage was turning out.  But that was eventually remedied, which you’ll read in detail later in this article.

Then, a mini-disaster happened……  (more…)